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  • Microsoft releases EMET 5.0

    01.08.2014

    Microsoft has released version 5.0 of its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free utility that uses a number of security mitigation techniques to prevent the successful exploitation of vulnerabilities in various software.

  • Guide: 6 modern security tools for Windows 8

    01.08.2014

    Windows 8 tablets and touch-enabled hybrid devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro series, are just as prone to malware attacks and other threats as your desktop computer.

  • Security contest rewards builders of secure systems

    31.07.2014

    More often than not, computer security competitions come in the form of Capture The Flag (CTF) contests, and the emphasis is on breaking systems.

  • BitTorrent's decentralized chat app keeps content, metadata safe

    31.07.2014

    BitTorrent, the company that develops the homonymous peer-to-peer protocol and two popular clients that use it, has announced the release of Bleep, an online communication (voice and text) application that lets users "make a direct, decentralized connection to someone they trust." "Messaging and voice applications currently available all rely on central servers.

  • 0-days found in Symantec Endpoint Protection

    30.07.2014

    While testing of the systems and networks of a financial services company, a team of penetration testers from Offensive Security have unearthed a number of vulnerabilities, including three privilege escalation zero-day bugs affecting Symantec Endpoint Protection, the firm's security software of choice.




Spotlight

Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.


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